Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The social elite of a community.
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- ‘Now, on cold misty autumnal evenings, locals say they have seen the four hundred marching through the village still.’
Mid 19th century: from Ward McAllister's remark ‘There are only 400 people in New York that one really knows’, later popularized in society reports by the New York Sun. The notion ‘elite’ is said to be from the selection of high-society guests by the socialite Mrs William B. Astor Jr, whose ballroom could hold 400.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.